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Join us in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, October 10, 2019 for the Fall HER Women in Business Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Courtney Smock. Courtney is the Principal Organizational Development Consultant at Collins Aerospace.


It’s all too common for us as women to think that if we only had more confidence in ourselves, that everything else in our lives would fall into place. Whether it’s a pay raise, professional development or even a new career, there may be something holding you back. But it’s not a lack of confidence that keeps us from grabbing change by the horns. The truth is that in order to make changes in our lives, we must believe in something we’ve never felt comfortable believing in before - ourselves.


At this HER luncheon, we’ll discuss the reasons why women don’t ask for what they want, the high cost of not asking, and what you really need. (Spoiler alert: It’s not confidence!)

Courtney Smock, Collins Aerospace

Following the keynote and panel discussion there will be an optional workshop.


In the workshop that follows the keynote, participants will:learn the following;

●    Work to uncover the truth about what’s holding them back and why

●    Calculate the cost of waiting with a “What’s it costing you?” exercise

●    Develop an Action and Commitment Check-in designed to help individuals make a decision and take the first step toward change. 

Program Participants include:


Jenny Schulz,Executive Director and Founder, Kids on First


Katie Jensen,Community Relations Coordinator, United Fire Group Insurance

Karmen Wilhelm,Vice President of Marketing,Van Meter Inc.

Deb Worm, Assistant Vice President, F&M Bank

Jennifer Zach ,Founder, Zach Coaching LLC.

Jennifer Daly, President and CEO, ICR Iowa


Farmers State Bank, Presenting Sponsor

Caldwell Consulting Group, Keynote Sponsor

Shuttleworth and Ingersoll, Major Sponsor

105.7 KOKZ Media Sponsor


United Fire Group

NXT Bank

Hands In Harmony


Mixed Greens Salad with Choice of Buttermilk Ranch and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Warm Rolls and Butter

Chicken Rockefeller-Sauteed Chicken Breast topped with spinach, garlic, shallots and parmesan cheese 

Rice Pilaf

Fresh Vegetable Medley

Two Desserts-Fall theme Fruit Cobbler and a gluten Free Dessert

Coffee and Tea Service

Vegetarian Entrée-Asian Quinoa Stir Fry with Fresh Vegetables (Vegetarian, Vegan and Dairy Free)

*It is important to know that if you desire to have the Vegetarian Entree you must call Kelly Buchanan in advance at 319-368-8961. If you choose the Vegetarian Entree the day of the luncheon you will be charged for an additional meal. the Hotel no longer honors a menu change the day of the event. October 7th is the deadline for requesting the Vegetarian Entree. Thank you for honoring this request.

Venue Information

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52240
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Organizer Information

The Gazette

500 3rd Avenue Southeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 398-8333

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